I agree it's not the issue. Making it illegal makes it hard to talk about how bad it is as well.
Somehow Americans managed to survive 150 years without drugs being a criminal activity. And yes, drugs were around then, particularly opium and hash and some marijuana. But America was more free and used less drugs when the government wasn't outlawing it and selling it to you at the same time ala gunwalker scandal recently, etc.
Outlaw something, and previous users who know it's bad feel like they can't talk about it - which increases use because you've outlawed social warnings.
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